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STRONGER THAN YOU THINK – BELIEVE IT!

I have had a client with Multiple Sclerosis. She was diagnosed in her late teens, 20 years ago, so this has been a part of her life most of her life. She was surprisingly mobile considering how long she had been ill, but as it goes with MS, it comes in waves, each time leaving her a little worse. I can’t heal MS with aromatherapy, but I can help with mobility, mind-set/belief and emotions. She went to a physiotherapist (who sent her to me) for mobility and balance. As with all diseases where constant medication is involved, there was a degree of toxicity in the body and she suffered from poor balance, especially on her left side. She couldn’t raise her arms and her ribcage was pushed forward, making her a bit wobbly. The skin on her face and back was hard and closed, with very bad circulation. Her dietary habits were fine and I suggested she add Omega3 and chlorella.

For the first session I did a full-body massage with the oils of Hyssop (hyssopus officinalis) and Melissa, lemon-balm (melissa officinalis). We talked about belief-systems. She had learned to believe that she will get worse by the year and finally die from her disease. Every time she got a “wave” she expected the worst. I told her that there is no known cure for MS and yes, she will probably get worse. But she does have a life and after so many years she is still doing fine, so why not believe the best? She liked the idea and went home with that and an oil-blend for her skin and emotional state: Lemon grass (cymbopogon citratus) and Rosewood (aniba rosaeodora).

Next session after 2 weeks, I had done some research and used Cistus (cistus labdanum), Bay leaf (laurus nobilis) and Black spruce (picea mariana) for a full-body massage. She loved the blend and brought a bottle home to use on her shoulders, arms and feet. She reported feeling wonderful since the last massage; seeing an improvement in balance and skin.

Next session, 3 weeks later, she was low on arrival. She was in a “wave” and feeling very bad. Her balance had worsened, her mobility was down and she was depressed. I gave her a full-body massage with Clary sage (salvia sclarea), Roman Chamomile (chamameleum nobile) and Geranium (pelargonium graveolens). During the massage I worked on relaxing her stiff joints and suddenly she had full mobility in her arms – for the first time in many years. She was deeply relaxed and felt very good. As she got off the table, her balance was better, she could move her arms over her head and her back was straighter. I gave her stretching exercises to do every day to keep and improve mobility even more.

We talked then of belief again: How she actually didn’t have all the problems she thought; she was more mobile and better balanced than she believed. But all her adult life she has been told that this would happen to her and, being a good girl, she “obeyed”. This again points to the connection body & mind and how it is impossible to separate the two. The lady didn’t get worse after her last “wave”, because at this point she found out that she was stronger than she thought. She still has to fight fear and despair every day, but now she has a belief that she can also have a fulfilling life, and this change in outlook has gained her so much ground in physical healing as well as emotional.

Every cure for disease that exists today came from somewhere. There was a time when these diseases could not be cured, when the belief-system said “you will die”. Today people survive and live with all kinds of diseases that don’t have cures; cancer, aids, hepatitis C… I believe it can be done. I believe you need to be honest about a persons condition and not give false hopes, but show them that miracles (albeit small) happen all the time; point out the miracles, the positive and the results will be better. This is such a vital part of healing, I can’t believe it is overlooked. But maybe that is the job of people like me, who can afford to give the time a client needs. Maybe it is time to integrate us alternative therapists in the medical system.

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FEAR

Fear is the most effective way of control. Fear is one of the strongest emotional drives within every individual; Fear of dying, fear of failure, fear of being shunned, fear, fear, fear.

One of the biggest fears in society is about money and economy; to not have enough. Upon this fear one of the biggest institutions in society is built; the banking-system, the great ruler of wealth. But look what happened; the banking-system crashed and actually not that much changed for most people. They still go to work, collect their pay-check, pay their bills… The monster was slayed, and the expected crisis to every last person didn’t materialize. And now, a couple of years later, there is already talk about a rising of the economical system…this crash was apparently quite easy to “heal”.

So what happens when we are ruled by fear: We stop taking chances, stop dreaming, stop changing, stop advancing. We stay in our place and hope that nothing bad will happen to us. We are afraid to lose our belongings, status and security and we are totally prepared to close down our creative inner sources to stay in the illusion of safety. Fear breeds jealousy; towards the people who have more, or the ones that follow their dreams and, most of all, towards those who keep their freedom and joy.

So let’s strip away fear; its like the onion, layer upon layer of excuses, programming and ideas: Start with the obvious fear and question yourself through the layers: For each question there is an answer that needs to be questioned, until you reach the very core where release will be your prize. You will learn so much about yourself and you will start seeing possibilities like never before. You can do anything you like, usually the only thing stopping you is – fear. So go for it; start questioning yourself.

FEARLESS:

HOW DO I KNOW…?

A lady asked me a very important question; “How do I know that I am on the right track?” (the “right track” being whatever you are undertaking at the time.)

Yes, isn’t that always the question? how do I know? We want clear-cut answers all the time; a sort of step-by-step blueprint to life. That would be so easy and we would never need to worry or bother about much – but this is not the point. The point is to learn, experience and understand a bigger picture…the bigger picture being the Self. Everything we undertake comes to a point where it meets with adversity, sometimes over and over again, but who-ever said it would be easy? If something is difficult, chances are that we abandon it…never reaping the rewards of reaching our goals. Look at the video above…all successes that started out in a struggle to reach their goals. If we are not prepared to fight for what we want, the risk is that we will never have it.

Set-backs are learning processes, not defeat.

There is no way of knowing exactly if you are on the right track. Usually the question itself spells out fear and disbelief. Since we know that this is a programmed response to anything new, we need to step away from the negative thought-patterns and look from another view-point. There are some key-points:

  • Is it joyful and exciting?
  • Do you believe in it?
  • Are you getting some results, even though they might be small?
  • When you meditate, can you clearly visualize your goal?
  • Does it give a meaning to you?
  • What are you prepared to give up?

Why would this not be the “right way”? Because it is about you? Do you believe it would be okay for somebody else? Do you put less belief in yourself than in your environment? and if that is the case…Why? Maybe this is the biggest problem of all; our lack of self-esteem.

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Everything starts in the Self, it is the birth-place of reality.

So:

  • Be good to yourself
  • Meditate and breath
  • Visualize and make it as real as possible – if you want to achieve, you’ve got to believe.
  • Talk to somebody who will support you
  • Keep a diary, write down your goals and wishes
  • Always see set-backs as something to learn from
  • Show people who you are, don’t wait for them to tell you.

And now for a little laugh…

CREATIVE FORCES

pillars of creationHow do we create our lives / world? And with what motive or emotion? Do we create from fear or lust?

There is great talk and worry around the idea of 21 Dec 2012…according to the Mayan calendar. A lot of people believe this to be Armageddon (again) and that Earth will be wiped out, including, of course, humanity. If you take a look at the Mayan calendar system it clearly shows a cyclic belief; when something ends, something else begins. Maybe their belief is that this just starts all over, OR that this is the time for the next calendar revision since a new time is coming?

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The Mayans aren’t the only culture speaking of 2012 as a special year, also Nostradamus speculated about this particular year.  “The book of revelation” in the Bible is dusted off to present another view of these tidings: All what we know will fall apart, creating turmoil and suffering – only to be followed by a new dawning of consciousness, bringing Love and Truth.

So back to my original question: I believe thoughts are creative, that thoughts are vibrational and attractive in nature. Thoughts are movement and movement is creation. So with what kind of thought-patterns do we create our lives?

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Most of us are programmed to fear; poverty, hunger, death, disease, pain, heart-ache, failure…on and on. From this basic programming we create our lives…to survive but nothing else. This is why we as humanity are falling apart, destroying our world and each-other. The biggest and most powerful of all creations from fear is money and the banking system…isn’t it interesting that is seems to be falling apart…  The biggest fear to mankind is to not have enough. Well, there is enough, plenty enough for everybody.

I believe this is the time of Creative Change; The beginning of a new belief-system, the heightening of awareness. It is time to create the world from lust instead of fear. Fear is believing the world is going under in 2012, Lust is believing in a world-change in 2012. This said, people might still die, there might be pestilence and raging storms…I don’t know. But if there are, they will be the result of creating from fear. Something always has to go to make place for the new – Death and Birth.

A Constant Cycle of Creation

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AROMATHERAPY & ANIMALS cont…

Essential oilsAnimals seem to know instinctively what they need. In the wild they search that which will heal them when they are unwell. This is the basis of treating animals with essential oils; of course you need to know the oils and how to use them, but the animal always chooses the oils:

When I first meet an individual I make a connection; I touch, feel, talk and watch, and I gather what information there is. Sometimes there is only that which I can pick up from the animal. Once I have an idea of what is going on, I make a choice of oils that I offer the animal to smell. The animal is free to come and go as it pleases. By watching its reaction to the oils I know which ones to use in treatment. I never ever force the oils on an animal, it always has the choice to accept it or not.

horses on the field

In the summer of 2000 I had, on a field, 2 mares with their foals and one mother-less older foal. One night they were badly chased by unknowns who managed to catch the mother-less foal and beat her  badly.  I then put them on a smaller field closer to the house to keep them safe and under supervision. I saw the leader mare and the hurt foal eating from a bush that normally no horses touched so I looked it up; this bush contained low levels of a slightly hallucinogenic substance. These two individuals were the ones most traumatized by the attack and they were the only ones eating from the bush…getting high, I suppose, to handle the trauma.

Since then I always plant herbs in the fields; mints, sage, chamomile and others. The horses usually never eat them, so it is also a good way to keep check of the horses; if the plants are eaten, I know something is going on. This way the horses are given a chance to heal themselves of minor stuff.

In the picture is the dog of a friend, she is large and sweet and totally afraid of everything, she doesn’t even know how to play; when I tried she got so scared she ran away to hide. I used rose-oil on her to help her relax and she became calm and cuddly…just from sniffing the oil from my hand. I love my work!!!

Treatment dog

AROMATHERAPY & ANIMALS

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I get a lot of questions about animals and how I treat them. The first and main reason I even came to Luxembourg was because of horses and treating them; mainly one big very sad horse. Animals are individuals with very diverse personalities; some are pushy and some are shy – like the big sad horse; he is gorgeous with the step of an Olympic winner, but he is shy and insecure, and not very smart. He will never become the great competition horse he was meant to be. The pressure on him to succeed was so great that he became unreliable to handle, always ready to run away. He also had problems with the ligaments in one leg. With treatment (essential oils) and training à la Anna he became the nicest horse that even the smallest child could handle and his leg healed and stayed strong. But each time he went to competition he was a bundle of nerves. So in the end was acceptance from the very nice owners; they learned to just love their big wonderful horse and allow him to be part of the family.

Very often there is a communication-problem; things are expected and the animal can not deliver for different reasons. Sometimes the animal can be helped to develop the skills needed, sometimes it is just not there…it is the “wrong” individual. It is like asking an immensely shy person to speak to a large audience; they would rather die. Sometimes this skill can be trained, but not always.

Essential oils work with our emotions, memories, learning patterns and hormones, this makes them very powerful tools in any kind of healing or development. They transgress all existing barriers by going straight to the core of the individual.

With animals I usually work either with emotional imbalances or with obvious physical problems such as wounds, sprains etc. When there is an emotional imbalance or trauma I usually also do some ground-work and I train the owner and animal in communication so there is a lasting balance. For the owner this takes some work, thought, learning and energy. The ones who are prepared to do this end up with good results and lots of happiness with their animal.

Where there are physical problems I use the essential oils pharmaceutical; I check their chemistry and use them from that physical point of view. Essential oils used in this way is powerful medicine, and today research is being done on certain essential oils to see if they can be used on antibiotic-resistant bacteria-strains.

Thujone